The situation when a firm or enterprise needs to move is very common. And its most difficult part – disassembly, packing and transportation of office furniture. And even if the movers hired – professionals, there are a number of things that the customer must necessarily keep in mind. About all of this you will learn become a dispatcher from home. if you decide to About them – below.
WHAT DO I NEED BEFORE SIGNING A CONTRACT TO MOVE?
Before you hire movers, you should discuss with a representative of the moving company scale of the task. This representative can be the foreman of movers, which is even better, since all information is passed from hand to hand.
Pay attention to:
The number of items.
Their size and weight.
Take into account:
Which furniture can be disassembled and which should not.
How to remove large furniture from the room.
Important nuance, which should be taken into account in the initial phase:
Furniture is not the same as furniture. Cabinets, shelves and everything else, more or less bulky, disassemble into several parts. Do not disassemble can be desks and coffee tables, chairs and armchairs. If the tables have glass tops, then it is always removed.
DISASSEMBLY AND PACKING OF OFFICE FURNITURE
A good movers – a real professional, not a freelancer from the street – will always take into account the little things. This includes:
Scotch tape (several skeins)
Cardboard boxes of different sizes
Different sized bags
Films – air bubble wrap, polyethylene, stretch, etc.
Bags for small parts (fixtures and fittings) – with special closing tape
Marker and self-adhesive pieces of paper for labeling
If the loader took this into account when moving – congratulations, you entrusted your goods to professionals.
PACKING OFFICE FURNITURE: FEATURES AND REQUIREMENTS
Professional movers in reputable muvingovyh companies do not work on the principle of “we pack everything that first came to hand”. First of all, there is a division:
Large furniture – office cabinets, tables, walls, furniture sets, shelves, cabinets
Upholstered furniture – sofas and armchairs in recreation areas.
Each piece of furniture:
Packed in shrink wrap and put on corrugated cardboard
Numbered and labeled
Inventory is made on paper
Fasteners and fittings are placed in bags and signed
Of the special requirements for packaging:
From all office furniture drawers must be pulled out. All doors must be unscrewed.
If the drawers are not pulled out and the doors are not removed, they must be secured so as not to be damaged during transportation. If the mirrors are not removed, then they are shifted corrugated cardboard and wrapped in air bubble wrap
If there are mirrors on the walls in the office, they are packed in bubble wrap or in a thick cloth. Then they are also covered with thick cardboard and then secured with tape.
Mirrors and other fragile items can also be packed by 2. But no more than 4 mirrors or fragile items.
If upholstered furniture is leather, it is wrapped in a thick cloth and / or special covers. Before that the surface of sofas and chairs are treated with a special spray.
Work chairs and armchairs are mostly packed in pairs.
Leather upholstered furniture is recommended to be packed in a dense fabric or even in special covers. This is especially important when moving in the winter. Before packing in the case, the surface of the leather furniture should be treated with a special spray
If the furniture is not disassembled, it is important to remove the fittings and protect the corners with special buffers
LOADING IN THE CAR
It is important that loading should be done properly – large and large non-disassembled items should stand on the bottom, and small boxes should be placed on top of them.
Anything that could potentially move out of place when moving furniture must be secured. The carrier should have special securing straps for this task.
Make sure, before accepting the job, that the movers have properly laid out and assembled the furniture in its places, arranging it according to the pre-agreed plan. And, of course, all pre-catalogued elements are present, there are no new scratches, cracks. Separate attention to the floor – there should be no scratches on the places where the furniture is installed.
As you can see, the organization of office relocation is not as simple as it seems at first glance. Working with furniture (and after all it is necessary to pack and load also the office equipment!) requires the involvement of professionals.